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Old 20-02-2010, 17:36   #1
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Convert Head to Closet ?

It's way far away for us but if we considered purchasing a boat from a charter fleet ....

I'm wondering how easy it would be to convert a charter cat with four heads into to something more realistic for family use.

One (or two heads max) is more reasonable for us. I appreciate comments I have seen before about the great redundancy of two heads... if one is backed up, you have a back up.

Can one head be easily converted into a big closet?

Can one head be easily converted into a dedicated shower?

Most of the footprints I have seen on the four head charter cats have the head access from the cabin. But aside from that, can the conversion improve the functionality AND with a reasonable cost?

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Old 20-02-2010, 18:47   #2
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Look on here at other boats (floor plans) like what you have in mind it should help.

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Old 25-02-2010, 08:41   #3
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Originally Posted by NotJustDreaming View Post
Can one head be easily converted into a big closet?

Can one head be easily converted into a dedicated shower?
Not sure whether you mean a wholesale reconfiguration, or something a little more primitive (and my knowledge of the idiosyncrasies of multi-hulls is not large), but theoretically the answer is “Yes” in either case… When I lived aboard twenty years ago or so, I converted the aft head of an Irwin 42 into a closet. I didn’t actually do a whole lot other than disconnect the water (so there’d be no accidents) and then installed semi-permanent shelves and clothing-rods for hanging, but it wasn’t all that difficult. To make a permanent reconfigurment would have required major surgery (those Irwins had the accursed hull-liners), but in our case the addition of shelving, hooks and rods worked very well for half a dozen years or so – providing a more or less walk-in closet…

Worry: misuse of imagination…
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Pump or store?

Good idea although not sure if pumping "it" to storing "it" is a good option
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